Contemporary Jewish Writing in Poland: An Anthology

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Devoted to collecting the finest Jewish writing from around the world, the Jewish Writing in the Contemporary World series consists of anthologies, by country, that are designed to present to the English-speaking world authors and works deserving international consideration. As a series, the books permit a broad examination of the international crosscurrents in Jewish thought and culture. Contemporary Jewish Writing in Poland brings together the works of a broad range of modern Jewish writers, most of whom ...
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Devoted to collecting the finest Jewish writing from around the world, the Jewish Writing in the Contemporary World series consists of anthologies, by country, that are designed to present to the English-speaking world authors and works deserving international consideration. As a series, the books permit a broad examination of the international crosscurrents in Jewish thought and culture. Contemporary Jewish Writing in Poland brings together the works of a broad range of modern Jewish writers, most of whom remained in Poland after the Second World War. Although the Nazi genocide wiped out nearly all of the Jewish population in the country, the aftermath of the war has not stifled Jewish writing in Poland but has given it a different direction. A complex body of literature describes Jewish life before the war, documents the Holocaust, and wrestles with its legacy—particularly the difficulties of living in a country where it occurred.
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"The motif of silence that runs through many of the pieces is in keeping with the paradoxical nature of the book: the writers do after all speak, mute of the spoken but not of the written word. The translations are uniformly lucid and graceful, and the lengthy introduction provides a valuable frame to the book."—Choice
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"For the non-Polish reader, the superb introduction alone makes the book worthwhile. The editors, Brandeis professor Antony Polonsky and University of Lublin professor Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska, have included a number of Polish Jewish writers who wrote in Polish and dealt with Jewish topics. Although several writers, including Ida Fink, left Poland, most stayed. Some, such as Stryjkowski and Adolph Rudnicki, had begun to write before the war. Like Ms. Krall and Michal Grynberg, others were children or adolescents during the Holocaust. All these writers take a hard and realistic look at Polish-Jewish relations during the war and give readers vital insight into the psychological dilemma of being a Jew in postwar Poland."—Forward
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Antony Polonsky is Walter Stern Hilborn Professor of Judaic and Social Studies at Brandeis University and the author or editor of numerous works, including From Shtetl to Socialism: Studies from Polin. Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska is a professor of American and comparative literature and head of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Maria Curie–Sklodowska University in Poland.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Intentions and Confessions
1 The Singer in the Song: Autobiography in The Odyssey 3
2 The Pleasures of Nostos: Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory 17
3 Filling Up the Silent Vacancy: Edward Gibbons' Autobiography 37
4 Unspeakable Practices, Writable Acts: Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography 54
5 The Sorrows of Autobiography: Somerset Maugham's The Summing Up 67
6 Redemptive Evasions: Edwin Muir's The Story and the Fable 81
7 Autobiographical Writing as Death Weapon: Thomas Bernhard's Gathering Evidence and Franz Kafka's Letter to His Father 99
8 Figuration and Disfigurement: Herculine Barbin's Memoirs of a Nineteenth-Century French Hermaphrodite 117
9 Annulled Selves: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison's An Accidental Autobiography and Michel Leiris's Biffures 131
10 Romantic Posing: The Life and Death Writing of Benjamin Robert Haydon 149
11 "A Serpent in the Coils of a Pythoness": Self-Dramatization in Eugene Delacroix's Journal 166
12 Conflict and Incorporation: Edmund Gosse's Father and Son 183
13 My Mother and Myself: Edward Dahlberg's Because I Was Flesh 201
14 Self and Other Is One Flesh: Double Voicing in Nathalie Sarraute's Childhood, Ronald Fraser's In Search of a Past, and Howard and Arthur Waskow's Becoming Brothers 215
Epilogue: Unearthing the Father 233
Notes 237
Bibliography 247
Index 259
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